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May 14, 2018

This blog is the second in a series that starts with “Canada participates in peer knowledge exchange,” explaining how Canada is working with international partners to explore possible links between citizen engagement and trust in government.

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May 10, 2018

As the Government of Canada continues its forward march into digital space, my public service colleagues are tackling the inevitable challenges that accompany such a fundamental change in how we do business and serve the public.

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May 10, 2018

Thanks to all of you who participated in sharing your ideas on what you’d like to see in Canada’s 4th National Action Plan on Open Government for 2018-2020! We heard from over 9,500 of you both online and in person and have received over 5,000 comments, ideas and questions.

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May 08, 2018

In 2015, Canadians elected our Liberal government on a platform that included a pledge to “change Parliament’s financial processes so that government accounting is more consistent and clear.”

We are making good on that promise. Canadians, and those elected to represent them, have a right to know where public funds are going and how they will be spent. The ability to follow the money is foundational for representative democracy, which is why our government has recently made important changes to improve the clarity, transparency and accountability of government spending.

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May 07, 2018

Open Government Week – cause for celebration - Transcript

I’m Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board of Canada.

The Government of Canada believes that when more Canadians are involved in helping shape our decisions, we make better choices for all Canadians.

Open government is good government.

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